- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Anchor; Auflage: Anchor Books ed (1. September 1995)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0385480016
- ISBN-13: 978-0385480017
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 1,5 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 94 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.771 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. September 1995
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Think you've got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn't afraid to help you let it out. She'll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott's witty take on the reality of a writer's life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer's block and going for broke with each paragraph. Marvelously wise and best of all, great reading.
"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- New York Times Book Review.
"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles Times.
"A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can." -- Seattle Times.
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Lamott has a gift for looking at the world and especially herself with meticulous and embarrassing honesty and finally loving and accepting what she sees. Readers who are into Zen or a similar spiritual practice will find inspiration here for their practice as well as their writing.
(Also recommended for encouraging you in creative expression and befriending yourself: Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way" and Natalie Goldberg's "Writing Down the Bones" and "Wild Mind.")
Grab a copy of If You Want to Write--get the real McCoy.
But then I fell under her spell. Bird by Bird is a very funny book, and most of the humor is the endearingly self-deprecating kind. Besides, Lamott speaks openly of her own jealousy of any writer friend who is slightly more successful at the moment than she is. I'm a sucker for honesty.
Don't read this book to be entertained however. Read it to find out something about designing a plot, creating characters, and writing dialogue. Read it to find out how good writing happens. According to Lamott, it happens when "you sit down at approximately the same time every day. This is how you train your subconscious to kick in for you creatively." The honest part comes you stare at it for an hour or so. You begin rocking, just a little at first, and then like a huge autistic child."
This quick-reading book is filled with fresh anecdotes, personal revelations, and practical tips about taking notes, writing groups, and who should read your drafts. You complete it all in a rush ending with the reassuring sense that regular people, like the author and yourself, if you work harder than you expected to have to, can produce something very good. And although Lamott mainly writes about her own individual experiences, her insights and advice coincide nicely with what I found to be true by interviewing 76 top novelists and poets for my WRITING IN FLOW.
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I have no idea how the book is. I ordered it about 20 days ago and I should have received it about 5 days ago. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 14 Monaten von M. Naazare veröffentlicht
If you are a writer haunted by self-doubt and keep battling the daemons that haunt your ego, this book might give you a couple of insights on how to start writing. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 11. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
I've read a number of other books on this subject, and none of them comes close to this one in wit and enlightenment. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 4. Juni 2000 von :)
A charming and often funny book on just what it says, writing and life. "Bird by bird" could be used as a philosophy for managing a lot of things....Anne for President!Veröffentlicht am 2. Juni 2000 von Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA
Anne Lamott is real, loveable, funny and honest, and this book will make most creative writers feel better about their own idiosyncracies and insecurities, but the actual advice... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. Mai 2000 von Kindle Customer
My copy of "Bird by Bird" is so underlined, highlighed and dog-eared that I may have to get a spare copy so I can start all over again. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 14. Mai 2000 von Marion
I first encountered Bird by Bird in my college Comp I class. My professor read us the part about school lunches, and had us all write an exercise from it. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 21. April 2000 von N. Lee